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  1. For Dogs Sake: A practical solution for animal cruelty | Sally Varma | TEDxThiruvananthapuram

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In this talk, Sally Varma speaks on how she and her team deal with the raging cruelty shown towards dogs, what goes into their care and rehabilitation and how a little compassion can go a long way. Sally Varma is an animal rights activist. Her wish to create peaceful coexistence between humans...

  2. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  3. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

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    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  4. 捨て犬からセラピードッグへ。人間を救う動物の力 | Toru Oki | TEDxNihonbashiSalon

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    音楽家。一般財団法人 国際セラピードッグ協会 代表 一般社団法人 大木動物愛護協会代表、弘前学院大学客員教授 東日本被災犬保護プラザ代表、社会福祉学者(日米) 東京日本橋人形町生まれ。1976年渡米、米国在住。全米音楽界で唯一、東洋人ブルースシンガーとして全米ツアーを成功させるなど、人種の壁を乗り越えて世界的に活躍する。 ゼネラルプロデューサーとしても多くのビッグアーティストを育て、日米のブラックミュージックの架け橋として長く活躍、「ミスターイエローブルース」と称賛される。...

  5. Considering the Canine: Human Discourses of Gender, Race, and Power in Interspecies Entanglements

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    This dissertation explores discourses in the contemporary United States surrounding the creation, coding, sterilization, and general keeping of canines in order to interrogate how sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, and species together serve biopolitical formations of social control,...

  6. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  7. Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...

  8. Kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitys ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitystä ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli lisätä tietoutta eläinten terapeuttisista vaikutuksista ihmisiin sekä sitä, miten kuntoutusalan...

  9. How to build the forever dog | Rodney Habib | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Digital storyteller Rodney Habib's dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer which sent him on a mission to save her life. Rodney Habib has spent his last years travelling the globe gathering the most up-to-date information on canine cancer. During his talk at TEDxMexicoCitySalon, Rodney shared...

  10. MSAR Service Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  11. Our co-evolution with dogs | Karen Becker | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Karen Shaw Becker is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing...

  12. Tukikoira työvälineenä : ohjauskansio syrjäytymistä ennaltaehkäisevän ryhmätoiminnan tueksi

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyömme tavoitteena oli suunnitella ja toteuttaa ohjauskansio Keski-Uudenmaan Mielenterveysseuran tukikoirakoille. Toiminnallisia menetelmiä sisältävää ohjauskansiota käytetään lasten syrjäytymistä...

  13. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  14. Resiliency: Lessons I learned from my Dog | Darren Steeves | TEDxHalifax

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Are dogs more resilient than humans? Lessons I have learned from my four legged friend. Production: Basil Audio-Visual Inc. Darren Steeves is passionate about improving the health of his community. He is a professional Exercise Physiologist and has worked in the health and performance field for...

  15. How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical...

  16. Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Canines For Christ is a faith based Pet Therapy group, showing Christian love through giving and acting. Our first priority is the people we help. Our primary focus is to get dogs and their handlers into the community visiting locations such as nursing homes, libraries, hospice, and many other...

  17. Salute of Service

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Salute of Service is a 501c3 nonprofit grassroots service dog training program which is currently raising funds to assist Maine veterans who need service dogs. As result of the successful Owner Trained Service Dog Program at the University of Maine at Machias, several veterans approached our...

  18. Motionera med hund - en hälsofrämjande aspekt : En kvantitativ undersökning med fokus på kvinnors fysiska, psykiska och sociala målsättningar

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Endast 17,5% av Finlands befolkning 2015 uppnår rekommendationerna för daglig fysisk aktivitet. Detta examensarbete är en kvantitativ undersökning. Syftet med detta examensarbete är att undersöka om kvinnor har fysiska, psykiska och sociala...

  19. Ei haukku haavaa tee : koiran vaikutus lapsen toimintaan ja toiminnallisuuden kehitykseen

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Eläinten vaikutuksesta ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin on olemassa paljon tutkimuksia. Myös eläinavusteisesta terapiasta on tutkimuksia, mutta koira-avusteisen terapian tutkimustieto on vielä vähäistä. Toimintaterapiassa koiran avulla voidaan pyrkiä...

  20. Coexistence With Street Animals | Gira Shah | TEDxDAIICT

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    "To be humane and compassionate is our moral responsibility and our constitutional duty". Gira Shah, founder of Jeevdaya Trust and an animal lover at heart who works relentlessly for animal welfare subtly elucidates how even little compassion from humans and small eco-friendly changes...